September 1, 2009

Challenge Roundup for August 2009

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Beginnings and Endings. That's what this month's roundup is about for me. My own Eco Reading Challenge is ending and Carl's RIP IV is starting as of today. Plus, I made a dent (a teeny one) in The 3rd Canadian Books Challenge. Yay for me!

I ended the Eco Reading Challenge with Watership Down.

*Ecoholic
*101 Ways to Save the Planet Before You're 12
*Animal Vegetable Miracle
*Watership Down

My garden is just about done. Hurricane season is wreaking havoc on it. I still have my tomatoes though. I'm also very proud of my husband for making me my rain barrel. I've already used it to water my plants.

For the 3rd Canadian Books Challenge, I finished Not Wanted On the Voyage but won't do my review until Kailana finishes reading it. I reviewed Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda for that as well.

Finally, I made my reading pool list for Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge.

How did you do on your challenges in August? Please leave a link to your update post in the comments.

****Turns out that I'm not very good at organizing giveaways. I was pretty vague with my tawashi giveaway instructions. I said, "If you complete the challenge by Sept 1, I'll put your name in a drawing for some tawashis I plan on crocheting out of some beautiful green organic cotton I bought." As well Mr Linky died during the Eco Reading Challenge, so who completed the challenge? Let's say everyone who signed up and read one book for the challenge plus made some kind of change to benefit the environment has completed it. Leave a link to one of your Eco Reading Challenge posts here in the comments. On Sunday Sept 6, I'll draw one name for the Tawashis.****

5 comments :

  1. Hi Chris you've already been by to visit it but here's my wrap up post: http://bookgazing.blogspot.com/2009/08/eco-reading-challenge-end.html

    As for toher challenges umm not so much progress made but I did join the RIP challenge.

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  2. It sounds like you did a great job with the Eco challenge - congrats! Good luck with the RIP challenge.

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  3. Well, I read two books for the challenge... So definitely didn't finish completely. The summer weather didn't help too much with my change to benefit the environment - wasn't able to read outside as much as I would've liked as it was cold and rainy for most of the summer. But I did read a room with big windows, so didn't need lights during the day. That counts, right?

    Ah well. It was an attempt at least. :)

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  4. Jodie- Thanks for dropping by.

    Kathy- Thanks, I hope I'll do better with RIP.

    Court- Sounds good to me!

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  5. My challenge wrap up is here:

    http://readingadventures.blogspot.com/2009/09/august-wrap-up.html

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